Got less than $100 in the Gadget kitty right now? You've got your choice of gadgets today and tomorrow. First up, Kogan's selling off its USB recording set digital set top box for $29 as a Friday special. You could plug that set box into the tiny but inexpensive Dick Smith 15-inch $99 TV. If mobile's more your thing, Gus over at Lifehacker notes that Aldi's got the Huawei Ideos U8150 on sale tomorrow for $59.99, including $35 worth of call credit. [Kogan and Dick Smith (via Buckscoop) and Lifehacker]
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